The Meddle Kingdom
The Economist: Australia battles Chinese political influence
China is Australia’s biggest trading partner and its second-biggest source of immigrants (after India). Almost 160,000 Chinese students study in Australia; rich Chinese also see the country as a haven for investment. All this, argues Rory Medcalf of the National Security College in Canberra, gives China’s authorities a natural desire to influence Australian policy and in particular to weaken its ties with America.
I can’t tell you when you will win, but if you want to win political office in the future, stake out the most extreme nationalist position on issues of trade, security and immigration today.